Who We Are

What is David’s House Ministries?

After high school, the average person will either go to college or go straight to working and proceed with their normal lives. But, for people with developmental disabilities, it’s not so simple. You may even wonder how someone with a significant disability could manage any sense of independence when entering adulthood. Well, it’s not easy and sometimes, not possible without adequate help.

The solution to this problem is group homes like David’s House Ministries. DHMIN provides quality care, facilities, and supportive services for adults with developmental disabilities.

At DHMIN, there is always someone to make sure residents are accounted for, safe, clothed, and fed. We have a team of resident living assistants that can manage appointments, medication schedules, transportation, and finances.

Our group home allows residents to live independent and full lives. It provides them with opportunities to work jobs in the community, take college courses, and visit new and exciting places. This allows their family to have peace of mind as they enter new stages of life.

Our Story

DHMIN was founded by Pastor Jay and Lois DeBoer, who were blessed with a son born with significant disabilities. At the urging of longtime friends, Pastor Jim and Sue Holwerda, they decided that the Lord was leading them to establish a ministry where their son, David, could live.

Jay and Lois realized that there would come a day when they would no longer be able to provide the personal care, social opportunities, and encouragement in the Christian faith their son needed. The dream was born to not only meet David’s needs but to establish a ministry that would bless many other families as well.

David’s House opened the first Christian adult foster care home for ten men with varying disabilities in June of 1987. Now, we have five homes located in the David’s House neighborhood and provide services for two additional homes in the Greater Grand Rapids area.

What started with ten residents and only a handful of staff has grown to 52 residents and 70+ staff members.